Our story starts in 1981 with humble beginnings in an old school bus in the small town of Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania. Two young whitewater rafting guides, Fred Wright and Scott Bortree, decided to take up screen printing as a part-time business in order to earn some extra money.
Within just a few short years Ohiopyle Prints, Inc. had grown into a national company providing products across the country. Like most successful business ideas, My Town Originals began with a customer request. One day a small grocery store called and asked for shirts with the town’s name printed on them. Fred and Scott thought this was a novel idea, and like all good business people, they provided what their customer requested. They were pleasantly surprised when the customer called back to reorder more and more product! Their shoppers loved them and as a result, My Town Originals was born to fill this simple need. Since then, hundreds of Ohiopyle Prints employees, customers and vendors have contributed to make My Town Originals the great product that it is today.
My Town Originals now sells to top retailers in all 50 states and has produced high-quality, fashionable gifts and souvenirs for almost every town, big and small. We’d like to thank all of our loyal customers who’ve supported us over the years. We would also like to express how much we have enjoyed helping millions of Americans connect with their local towns and schools.